Monday, January 17, 2011

Harvest Monday Extravaganza

I finally found my camera cord and uploaded the goodies so here is a parade of recent harvests and this week's harvest. It even has some golden globes! These harvests date back to just before Christmas, even so this little balcony garden has produced a lot.

Here was the pre-Christmas harvest and it saw the last of the snow peas. I actually picked a lot more tomatoes than that, several punnets worth, all from 2 little tumbler bushes. They died once I got back from Adelaide, as happens each year from some disease, but not before producing one large crop. I will certainly keep growing these.


And the New Years harvest which was massive (a.k.a. bye bye tomatoes) Most of this went into various salad dishes for a little new years eve shindig I had at my place. It was 42 degrees that day, so salads were all we needed. I was just glad that the garden survived my 10 days away, but with the wonderful garden sitter I have it was no wonder it was bursting with goodies when I returned.


And the most recent harvest which included 3 pumpkins, who were too infested with white fly to reach complete maturation. If only I could find more seedlings I could do a second crop :( I also thought I planted leeks, to my utter surprise turns out they were white onions!.


If you would like to see more harvests from around the world head on over to Daphne's Dandelions. A lot of these plants got ripped out of the garden yesterday in a big white fly control clean up, so harvests may be a little lean for the next few weeks, but we will see.

8 comments:

Theanne... said...

Great harvest...I'm very encouraged by all that you grow on your balcony...need to get started on my patio container gardening!

Bangchik said...

Satisfying harvest.. yea, I wish I could grow more..

prue said...

Hi Theanne - glad to be encouraging! Would it help even more if I told you just how yummy the corn and pumpkins and tomatoes all were?

Bangchik - definitely satisfying, for me, and about the other 8 people who got to sample it.

Mary said...

Quite a harvest you have. I love your Lego balcony header!

~Mary

Barbie said...

Impressive. It's been great watching your garden this year.

Veggie PAK said...

You've done excellent with your garden! Really nice produce!

Daphne said...

What a nice harvest. I particularly love the corn. I so rarely grow it, but I'm hoping to more often now that my garden is bigger.

Dan said...

Nice harvest!